Shenseea

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Shenseea
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Background information
Birth nameChinsea Linda Lee[1]
Born (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 26)
Mandeville, Jamaica
OriginKingston, Jamaica
GenresDancehall
Occupation(s)
Years active2015–present
Labels
Websiteshenseeaofficial.com

Chinsea Linda Lee (born 1 October 1996), known professionally as Shenseea, is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.[1] She initially gained attention after appearing on songs by Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, and Christina Aguilera. In 2019, she signed a recording contract with Interscope Records and released the song "Blessed" featuring Tyga.

In 2021, she was featured on Kanye West's Donda album on the songs Pure Souls with Roddy Ricch and Ok Ok Pt 2 with Rooga. For her collaborations on West's album, Shenseea received an Album of the Year nomination as a featured artist at the 64th Grammy Awards. She also won Best Reggae Act at the 2021 MOBO Awards. In 2022, she released the single Lick featuring Megan Thee Stallion from her debut album Alpha.

Early life[edit]

Shenseea was born in Jamaica to a Afro-Jamaican mother and a Korean-born father, from whom she is estranged.[2]

Career[edit]

After spending a few years as an aspiring artist, Shenseea was signed by Lemuel Samuel's music label Rockstar. She gained recognition after remixing the well-known Vybz Kartel's song "Loodi" and performing on a side stage at Reggae Sumfest in 2015. In 2017, she performed on Reggae Sumfest's main stage. As her notoriety grew, she toured internationally.[3] In 2016, she won "Young Hot and Hype Artiste" at the Youth View Awards; Break Out Celebrity of 2016, and Collaboration of The Year for her song "Loodi" with Vybz Kartel.[3] In addition to dancehall music she has shown skills in freestyling as a rapper.[4] She teamed up with Sean Paul for the 2017 single "Rolling"[5] and on the leg of his 2017 European tour.[6]

In 2018, she was featured on Christina Aguilera's album Liberation, on the song "Right Moves".[7] Vybz Kartel and Shenseea then collaborated on the song "Secret (Remix)" in October 2018. In 2019, she signed with Interscope records, and released the hip-hop/dancehall track "Blessed" featuring American artist Tyga, which accumulated over 58 million views on YouTube by April 2022.[8] In January 2020, she collaborated with Jamaican record producer Rvssian on a single titled "IDKW" which also featured American rappers Swae Lee and Young Thug.[9] That same year, Shenseea appeared on Masego's album Studying Abroad, and Major Lazer's Music is the Weapon.[10]

In 2021, Shenseea collaborated with Kanye West on his album Donda, appearing on the songs "Pure Souls" with Roddy Ricch and "Ok Ok Pt 2" with Rooga. She was also appeared onstage during West's Chicago event for Donda. For her collaborations on West's album, Shenseea received an Album of the Year nomination, as a featured artist, at the 2022 64th Grammy Awards, marking her first Grammy nomination.[10][11] In 2021, Shenseea also signed with Wassim "Sal" Slaiby, aka Salxo, who also manages the Weeknd and Doja Cat.[10][11] She won Best Reggae Act at the 2021 MOBO Awards.[12]

On 21 January 2022, Shenseea released the song "Lick", featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The song is included on her debut album, Alpha, which was released on March 11, 2022.[10][11]

Endorsements[edit]

Alongside her singing career, she holds multiple corporate sponsorship deals with companies such as Telecom, Firm Flow, Boom and a Pepsi-Cola JA sponsorship.[13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, at the age of 19, Shenseea gave birth to her son, named Rajeiro Lee, before her music career took off.[16] In 2020, her son signed an endorsement deal for Babybop Kids Store at the age of four.[17]

In June 2020, Shenseea's mother died.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US Reggae
[19]
US Heat.
[20]
Alpha 2 3

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of charted singles, with year and chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[21]
NZ
Hot

[22]
"Jiggle Jiggle" 2016 Non-album singles
"Loodi" (featuring Vybz Kartel)
"Reverse" 2017
"You Lie"
"Tell Me" (with Jahmiel)
"Nothing Dem Nuh Have Ova Mi"
"Rolling" (with Sean Paul)
"Parking Spot" (with Cadenza & Yxng Bane)
"Bridgest and Desert" (with Tommy Lee)
"Love I Got for U" 2018
"Body Good"
"Bum Like Ball"
"Subrosa (Come Closer)"
"Pon Mi"
"Hard Drive" (with Rvssian & Konshens) 2019
"Sinners Prayer"
"Replaceable"
"Streets Nuh Right"
"Temptation Overdrive"
"Blessed" (with Tyga) Alpha
"Trick'a Treat" Non-album singles
"Limited Edition"
"Foreplay"
"IDKW" (with Rvssian & Swae Lee featuring Young Thug) 2020
"Potential Man"
"The Sidechick Song"
"Bad Habit"
"Wasabi"
"Good Comfort"
"Sure Sure"
"Bad Alone"
"Upset" (with Chimney Records)
"Beat Box (Freestyle)" (with SpotemGottem) 2021
"Run Run"
"Be Good"
"You're The One I Love" (with Rvssian)
"Dolly" 2022
"Lick" (with Megan Thee Stallion)[10] 20 26 Alpha
"R U That" (featuring 21 Savage)
"Deserve It"

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Pon U Ruff"
(Stony featuring Shenseea)
2017 Non-album singles
"Baddish"
(Nailah Blackman featuring Shenseea)
"Belong with Me"
(Gold Up featuring Shenseea)
2018
"Rude Girl Ride"
(Howard D, ZJ Dymond featuring Shenseea)
"We Ready (Champion Girl)"
(Nailah Blackman featuring Shenseea)
"Clout Chaser"
(Jin Gates featuring Shenseea)
2019
"Island Ting"
(TheFreshMen featuring Shenseea)
"Silver Tongue Devil"
(Masego featuring Shenseea)
2020 Studying Abroad
"No Limit"
(Moyann featuring Shenseea)
2021 Sun Roof Riddim
"Light My Fire"
(Sean Paul featuring Gwen Stefani and Shenseea)
2022 Scorcha

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "Shenseea". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Star of the Month: Shenseea open to meeting her father". jamaica-star. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Shenseea graduates to Sumfest's main stage - Loodi tune performer gets 12 minutes tonight". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Is Shenseea Plotting A Career Switch To Hip-Hop?". Urban Islandz. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Sean Paul, Shenseea team up on 'Rolling'". Jamaica Star. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ "What's Up! Shenseea on new music, sexual harassment, and more". www.loopjamaica.com. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Shenseea And Keida Featured On Christina Aguilera's New Album 'Liberation'". Hype Life Magazine. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  8. ^ Leslie, Soje (14 April 2022). "Shenseea & Tyga's "Blessed" Certified Gold In Canada". Urban Islandz. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Watch The Official 'IDKW' Video By Rvssian With Shenseea, Swae Lee and Young Thug". DancehallMag. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Shenseea collaborates with Megan Thee Stallion on new single". The Gleaner. 19 January 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  11. ^ a b c "Shenseea lands collab with Megan Thee Stallion". Jamaica Observer. 18 January 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Shenseea First Woman To Win MOBO Award For 'Best Reggae Act'". DancehallMag. 6 December 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Shenseea Inks Deal With Pepsi Jamaica As Brand Ambassador". Hype Life Magazine. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Shenseea and Her Son Featured In New Commercial - Urban Islandz". Urban Islandz. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Shenseea Keeps On Trending, Lands Endorsement Deal With Boom Energy Drink". DancehallMag. 28 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Shenseea writes touching IG note to son on his birthday | Buzz". 18 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Shenseea's son lands endorsement deal". jamaica-star.com. 21 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Shenseea Gets Candid About Absentee Father, Says Mother's Death Really Changed Her". DancehallMag. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Shenseea's 'ALPHA' peaked at no. 2 on Reggae Albums". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Shenseea earns #3 with her 'ALPHA' debut album on Heatseekers Albums". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Shenseea & Megan Thee Stallion - Lick". Billboard.
  22. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.